Nikkei rises as weak yen helps mood; Hitachi shines



* Exporters, financials outperform overall market
* Nikkei to stay in narrow range before US jobs data - analyst
By Ayai Tomisawa
TOKYO, Oct 5 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning on a weak yen, while Hitachi Ltd jumped after a Nikkei report that it plans to sell Hitachi Koki Co and a portion of Hitachi Kokusai Electric for a total of more than 100 billion yen.
Shares of Hitachi surged 4.7 percent, Hitachi Koki Co soared 9.7 percent and Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc rose 3.0 percent.
At midmorning trade, the Nikkei gained 0.4 percent to 16,802.97, helped mainly by advances... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 50
Source: Reuters
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